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SeaBird Wins New OBN Survey

Norwegian seismic company SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for the exclusive provision of source vessel services for an ocean bottom node (OBN) survey.The survey will take place in the Eastern Hemisphere, said the global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry.The survey is expected to start in Q1 2020, with an approximate duration of 60 – 90 days.SeaBird did not disclose the name of the client nor the value of the contract.SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end

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SeaBird Tallies US GoM Contract

SeaBird Exploration announced Friday it has secured a new contract for source work in the US Gulf of Mexico with an unnamed repeat customer. The Osprey Explorer, which recently completed an Ocean-bottom node (OBN) survey for another customer, will perform the work, starting in mid-May 2019. The expected survey duration is 40 to 60 days.

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SeaBird Scores Contract Extension

SeaBird Exploration announced Tuesday that its contract for the Eagle Explorer with CGG has been extended by approximately 80 days for another survey in Northern Europe. The contract is now firm until August 15, 2019, with further options for CGG to extend with up to 60 days.The Eagle Explorer has been on a 160-day contract with CGG since acquired in November and completing its 10 year class docking in December 2018 and is currently working as a source vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

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SeaBird Scoops Two Contract Extensions

Marine seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration announced Thursday it has secured extensions for two existing contracts.The contract for the 2D/3D shallow water vessel Voyager Explorer, which is working on an ocean bottom node survey in the Far East, has been extended by approximately 90 days until March 2019, with an option for another 30 day extension.The 2D long offset/source vessel Osprey Explorer, which is working on an ocean bottom node survey in the the Gulf of Mexico, had its contract extended from initially 60 days to currently approximately 180 days. Following the completion of this contract

SeaBird Wins 2D Survey in the Americas

Cyprus based marine seismic player SeaBird Exploration said it has been awarded a contract to acquire 2D seismic data for an international oil and gas company in the Americas region.The survey is due to commence during the second quarter of 2019 and is estimated to run for approximately two months.SeaBird will use the 1979-built vessel Harrier Explorer for the work.

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SeaBird Takes Delivery of Seismic Vessel from CGG

Norwegian seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration said it had taken delivery of the Geowave Voyager from France's CGG, and the vessel has been renamed Eagle Explorer.The vessel was acquired fully rigged with 40km streamer and dual source, for $17 million and a NOK 120 million private placement.As part of the purchase agreement, SeaBird will have a preferred supplier status with CGG when using the Eagle Explorer.SeaBird and CGG have entered into a 160-day contract for the vessel, operating as a source vessel, with options for CGG to extend.The vessel will go to work starting in December, after completin

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Seismic From Below

before World War II. The first use of the technology by the oil industry was in the late 1990s when OBS units were deployed to record long offset refraction data for improved velocity mapping west of the Shetland Isles. One of the first commercial reflection OBS survey was undertaken in 2003/4 by Seabird Exploration for Pemex over the Canterel/Sihil field offshore Mexico. The node technology used for this survey was developed in Norway, following ground breaking research undertaken by Statoil (recently renamed Equinor) with their SUMIC (SUbsea seisMIC) ocean bottom four component cable system.“For

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Chariot Completes Seismic Survey in Namibia

completed its 2D seismic survey in its Central Blocks 2312 & 2412A offshore Namibia, in conjunction with its partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%, carried interest) and Ignitus (5%, carried interest). The survey comprised approximately 1,700km line kilometres of data and was carried out by SeaBird Exploration. It was acquired to infill an existing grid of data and, once it has been processed and calibrated with the previously obtained seismic data on the block, it will be interpreted in-house with the aim of identifying specific areas of interest for a 3D programme

Chariot Oil & Gas Starts 2D Seismic Survey in Namibia

  Chariot Oil & Gas Limited today announces that in conjunction with its partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%) and Ignitus (5%), it has commenced a 2D seismic acquisition survey of approximately 1,700km in the Central Blocks 2312 & 2412A offshore Namibia, conducted by SeaBird Exploration. Chariot and its partners have agreed to initially carry out a 2D survey, which will infill an existing grid of data in order to gain a better understanding of the regional prospectivity of this large licence area (which covers approximately 16,800km2). This will enable the Company to optimise

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TGS Signs LOI for Seabird Exploration Seismic Vessel Charters

Norway-based TGS informs that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Seabird Exploration to charter up to four 2D seismic vessels to be used over the next 36 months.  The Letter of Intent gives TGS priority rights to the vessels subject to the issuance of seismic acquisition permits for the offshore waters of Mexico. In December 2013, Mexico's Congress gave final approval to a historic energy reform bill that ends the 75-year state monopoly of the country's oil and gas industry and invites foreign investment. "The publicly announced legislative changes will allow for outside investment

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